Mary-Elaine Swanson

The Modern Secular State: Locke Repudiated

Part Five shows the application of Locke’s governmental philosophy to America’s situation today.  Mrs. Swanson concludes that the United States is now following, at its peril, many of the absolutist political ideas of Rousseau rather than the truly liberating ones of John Locke’s, so important to a free people. “Americans are not being taught the […]

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The French Revolution: Locke Abandoned

The French Revolution: Locke Abandoned Part Four examines Locke’s philosophy in contrast to the French philosophes who dropped his God-given basis and embraced an anti-religious, secular, and absolutist political theory. Mary-Elaine Swanson presents a clear comparison (illustrated in the life of Lafayette who was inspired by Lockean thinking to fight for freedom on two continents), […]

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The American Revolution: Locke Adopted

The American Revolution: Locke Adopted Part Three examines the influence Locke’s governmental reasoning had on our Founding Fathers and the establishment of American liberty. “Owing to wide circulation and study of Locke’s Two Treatise on Civil Government in America, the Founding Fathers adopted his philosophy and embodied it, not only in the U.S. Constitution, but […]

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The Glorious Revolution: Locke Adapted

Continuing with John Locke: Philosopher of American Liberty by Mary Elaine-Swanson… Part Two documents Locke’s philosophical and active influence on securing religious toleration and rights of Englishmen up to the time of William and Mary. “John Locke is written in a clear, concise, accessible style that maintains a good balance between the informal and the […]

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John Locke: Philosopher of American Liberty, An Interview with James Rose

James B. Rose, President American Christian History Institute MR. JAMES B. ROSE is a forerunner in the field of American Christian Education with over 45 years of experience as a classroom teacher, Headmaster, Bible college professor and Chairman of the Department of Education, home-schooling principal and parent, licensed minister of the Gospel, conference speaker, author, and […]

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